G7 Summit: President von der Leyen outlines key EU priorities
Ahead of the G7 Summit taking place from 11 to 13 June in Cornwall in the United Kingdom, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen outlined the key priorities and initiatives the EU will present in meetings with leaders of world’s key economies.
The Summit participants are expected to discuss the economic recovery following the COVID-19 crisis, including ways to build back better and create a greener, more prosperous future.
Speaking to the media, President von der Leyen reminded of the EU’s economic response in 2020, and a number of measures of fiscal support taken to remedy the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We enabled the European level to act forcefully and swiftly, at the beginning with SURE and now with NextGenerationEU”, she said, stressing that the crisis also proved the EU has set the right priorities the year before. “Our spending goes into investment for green and digital transition and into resilience. And the plan was there, the roadmap was there and we could immediately act.”